Centerline Logistics Corporation

AB Tankerman

Job Location US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 6 months ago(12/3/2020 5:36 PM)
Seattle, WA
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status


Responsible for the safe and efficient transfer of petroleum products between barges, ships, and facilities while complying with company Safety Management System and State & Federal regulations.  


  • Create load/discharge plans for trim, stability, and safe cargo operations.
  • Monitor product level in tanks while topping off tanks, stripping cargo tanks, and using drip samplers.
  • Operate mooring winches, anchor winches, diesel engines, cargo pumps, tank/pipeline valves, cargo tank heater/boilers, IG Systems, manual and hydraulic booms/cranes, hand tools, and gas meters.
  • Use and care of manual, hermetic, and MMC tapes for proper gauging.
  • Hydrostatic testing of cargo hoses and piping.
  • Ability to understand piping diagrams and proper valve alignment for cargo segregations, as well as loading manuals & vapor calculation manuals.
  • Accurately fill out Bill of Ladings, Barge Logs, DOI’s, BDN’s, and all other job related paperwork.
  • Perform routine maintenance (oil changes/greasing/chipping/painting/etc.), and maintain cleanliness aboard both tug and barge as directed by the Master or Mate.
  • Continually inspect vessel for Coast Guard and state regulatory compliance.
  • Assist Operations & Engineering with Annual USCG/ABS inspections.
  • Effectively communicate with foreign crews and oil facility personnel.
  • Ability to think and respond quickly in emergency situations.
  • Use of emergency equipment such as lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment.
  • Occasional use of air purifying respirator, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and air monitoring equipment for hazardous cargos.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, maneuver cargo hoses, handle barge lines and Yokohama fenders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Master, Mate, or Direct Supervisors.


  • Must be at least age 18.
  • Possess a valid USCG Merchant Mariners Document with Tankerman PIC endorsement.
  • Must possess valid STCW endorsements for RFPNW, Basic Training, and Vessel Security.
  • Previous experience as a tank barge PIC on oil barges required.
  • Experience with clean product and multiple cargos preferred.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, TWIC Card, and Passport.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • Must have a valid 24 hr HAZWOPER.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).

Job Condition and Environment

  • Able to climb onto barges and up and down ladders and must not be afraid of heights.
  • Able to get along with crew members in confined quarters for prolonged periods of time.
  • Able to handle exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.).
  • Able to adapt to a variety of vessel schedules and work hours.
  • May be required to work different equipment/vessels and in different regions.
  • Ability to work well under stress.


  • Employee is responsible for paying travel fees to and from Seattle, WA when crewing up for Olympic Tug and Barge.

Company Overview

Centerline Logistics currently has companies operating across three US coasts in every major Jones Act marketplace providing world-class safe and efficient transportation. In an industry where the unexpected can arise at every turn, Centerline is committed to leading the charge by continually providing exceptional customer service, lowering its environmental impact and deepening its stewardship in the communities it serves.


Centerline Logistics offers competitive benefit and compensation packages. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug Free Work place. Pre-employment drug testing is required.

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